A sake set is more then the term used for the cups and carafe used to serve sake (the traditional alcoholic Japanese drink made from rice). Being traditional, sake sets are commonly ceramic (they can also be made out of glass or plastic). From the carafe to the cups, the items can be sold individually (Cup Only) or as a set.
Tokkuri (Sake Carafe)
In a sake set, the server is a carafe, usually called tokkuri. These can be found in a variety of different shapes. Traditionally they have a narrowed neck in order to prevent heat from escaping, since usually sake is warmed by placing a tokkuri filled up with sake in a pan of hot water.
Most people are used to drinking or understand that sake is drunk from a porcelain cup.
But then again, not many people know that sake can be enjoyed over a ranging variety of vessels.
Whether the way to go is through tradition or modernity, sake can be enjoyed from.